Meet our Team

Our dedicated and talented team work together to deliver dentistry to suit whatever your needs.  We pride ourselves on being part of the community fabric of Tredegar and have lots of experience in treating anxious patients.

Our dentists:

Mr Ali Jahanfar
(GDC Number: 72731)

Ali Jahanfar qualified in Gothenburg Sweden in 1996 and started working in Bargoed, Wales. He is very interested in keeping up to date with new techniques by attending courses. Mr Jahanfar is the owner of the practice with his business partner, Regina Appah.

He also works as Clinical Lead for HIW (Healthcare Inspectorate of Wales).

Outside dentistry, Ali enjoys keeping fit, running and is part of a spinning club, going every morning before work.

Miss Regina Appah
(GDC Number: 77557)

Regina Appah qualified in Cardiff in 2000 and following vocational training, worked in various hospital jobs before eventually working in general practice.

In my spare time Regina likes cooking and baking cakes, and spending time with her beautiful little girl.

Miss Angharad Hunt
(GDC Number: 265183)

Angharad Hunt is the newest member to the team qualifying in 2016.  Angharad continues her professional development with the practice and relishes the opportunity to develop with the field of dentistry.

She enjoys keeping active in her spare time which involves going running with her club and climbing.  Angharad also loves making things, including knitting.

Mr David Clason Phillips
(GDC Number: 61459)

After qualifying in 1986 and working in a variety of hospital posts and a busy general practice for 5 years in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, it was my privilege and pleasure to own a Valleys practice for 25 years. Ali and Regina’s fantastic Tredegar practice now gives me the chance to carry on practising good dentistry whilst rebalancing things outside of work.

Now that my rugrats have flown the nest I am keenly learning Welsh, playing my mandolin and frequently jumping in the sea.

Miss Nicole Saini
(GDC Number: 289079)

Nicole Saini qualified from Cardiff University in 2020.  She has since worked in dental practices within South Wales and enjoys the variety of dental treatment that practice dentistry offers.

Outside of dentistry, Nicole loves to play netball with her local team and is also a keen runner!

Miss Abigail Davies
(GDC Number: 289291)

I graduated from Cardiff university in 2020 and completed my foundation training in south wales. I have been working as an associate dentist at castle street dental practice since September 2021. I am passionate about improving my patients’ dental health and restoring their confidence and find my job incredibly rewarding.

In my spare time I volunteer for a mental health charity, enjoy keeping fit and love to travel.

Our dentists are supported by:

Linda Williams
(GDC Number: 162825)

Linda is a qualified dental nurse with over 35 years of experience to bring to the practice.

In her spare time Linda likes reading, swimming and making greeting cards for friends and family.

Joanne Smith
(GDC Number: 269716)


Joanne qualified as a dental nurse in April 2017. She has always had an interest in dental health, so after completing a degree in law then qualifying and working as a primary school teacher, Joanne decided to make the jump to a new career in dental nursing and hasn’t looked back since.

In her spare time Joanne enjoys spending time with her baby boy and husband, visiting family, reading and cooking.

Amanda Jones
(GDC Number: 276589)

Amanda joined our practice in April 2013 with Deborah as a receptionist.  She has now become fully qualified dental nurse, but also still works on reception when required.

Amanda’s interests include spending time with her friends and family and being outdoors walking with her dog.

Clare Jones
(GDC Number: 165780)

Clare is a qualified dental nurse who has joined our practice in August 2011 and brings a wealth of knowledge to our team.

Her interests include socialising with friends, cooking food and running.  Clare is a keen member of a running club in Tredegar.

Joline Herbert
(GDC Number: 239815)

Joline is an experienced dental nurse who joined the practice in January 2017.

She enjoys playing bingo and watching movies at the cinema, but prefers a good game of darts with her partner and daughter.  Any spare time left she likes to spend relaxing on the sofa watching TV.

Rhian Lloyd
(GDC Number: 289661)

My name is Rhian Lloyd and I’m a qualified dental nurse. I love my job and I’ve been doing it for 4 years now. I enjoy visiting new cities and going to gigs in my spare time.

Kirstie Davies

My name is Kirstie Davies, I am a Trainee Dental Nurse. I have been a Health Care Support Worker for 8 years, so I thought it was time to have a change and this was the perfect opportunity for me.

I enjoy going to the gym and socialising with family and friends.